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2018/19 Season

 

TEXAS CURRY FRIDAY 3RD MAY 2019

On a warm spring morning an excellent turnout of 26 Venerables set off to play a Texas Scramble followed by one of Mrs A’s excellent curries; or Ham, Egg & Chips.

Our thanks to Bernard for organising the event.

Bernard sorting out the days pairings:

 

On course

Back in the clubhouse

Food glorious food

Prize-giving

In 3rd place OCB with 67.3 – Steve King, Steve Williams & Richard Gardner

In 2nd place with 66.6 – Micky Breedon, Terry Gardner & Steve Truckle

The days winners with 66.2 – Ian Desborough, Bernard Brown & Steve Board

 

CROSS-COUNTRY 13th FEBRUARY 2019

On an almost spring-like day an excellent turnout of 35 Venerables set off for a couple of circuits of the Essex course to compete in the annual Cross-Country event. It was quite clear from the results that certain Ven’s have had far more practice playing out of the rough than others. Two of the winning team, who both featured in last year’s winning team, ably assisted by ‘is that Malcolm over there in the rough’ appear to be making this competition their own.

Our thanks to Bernard, assisted by Richard, and to David Baker and Alan Parkes, for making the competition and grand draw a successful event, and thanks to Andrew for the photos.

Bernard & Richard explaining the rules!!!!!!!!!

 

On the course Brrrr

 

After Lunch – checking for winning tickets in Alan’s prize draw 

 

THE DAYS WINNERS:

The winning teams based on the best two net scores per team, were as follows:

Third with 103: Steve Bonnett, Tony Eggs  Second with 102: were John Faherty,
& Leon Covington   Martin Appleton & Terry Gardner

ABOVE: in First place with a score of 98.5 Malcolm Knobel-Forbes, Martin Lane and Russ Morgan.

 

Ilyas Akhtar Trophy – Wednesday 22nd August 2018

Chips and sandwiches, yum yum!

Thanks to Carol Miller for kindly providing wine to celebrate her recent ‘hole in one’

Happy smiling faces

Below Gloria saying a few words about her match before passing over to Richard

Gloria wont give up the trophy to this years winners!

Below Mrs A presenting Richard with the ILYAS AKHTAR TROPHY which the Venerables won by 7.5 – 3.5

 

Texas Scramble & Curry 27th April 2018

A good turnout of 32 Venerables out on Cambs and Essex in fairly good conditions considering the time of year, playing to win prizes of wine and to enjoy Mrs A’s exceedingly good Lamb curry.  The format was Texas Scramble. Thanks to Merv Cooke and Bernard Brown for organising the day, to Mrs A for feeding us and to Andrew Wyatt for the photos. Also thanks to Tony Leigh for making a splendid job of his captaincy tasks.

The course

Back in the club awaiting The Curry

Ham Eggs & Chips Anyone?

The Curry Is Served

 

The Days results & picture below

Top left in 3rd place Merv Cooke, Ian Desborough & Dave watts with 70.5 points

Top right in 2nd place John Faherty, Russ Morgan & Tony Leigh with 70.3 points

Bottom – Winners Dave Sephton, Ken Hart & Mike Gray with 68.3 points

 

 

Nineteen Venerables set off for the annual romp through the rough, aka Cross Country, and were joined for lunch by another four Venerables, not wishing to miss the opportunity to sample Mrs A’s Haleem.

On a blustery day, the second placed team (on count back) with a score of 171 were Dave Watts, Tony Leigh and Ken Hart, but the winners, with a magnificent score of 159, were Martin Lane, Richard Atkinson and Russ Morgan.

Our thanks to Bernard, Merv, Alan and Richard for organising the event and the ‘Grand Draw’, and to Dave for officiating in his farewell event as Venerables captain.

APRE GOLF

 

Tucking into Mr’s A’s HALEEM

Dave Watts announcing the days results

The second placed team (on count back) with a score of 171 were Dave Watts, Tony Leigh and Ken Hart

The winners, with a magnificent score of 159, were Martin Lane, Richard Atkinson and Russ Morgan

WHO’S THE BOSS!

 

 

 
On a bright, but very breezy day, 22 intrepid Venerables participated in the 5 club challenge, all looking forward to one of Mrs A’s excellent curry’s at the end of the round (that is apart from the 5 less adventurous Ven’s who opted for the alternative menu of ham, egg and chips). The 22 were joined by a further 5 who attended for the lunch only.
An indication of the difficult conditions were reflected in this years winning scores, which were some 15 points lower than 2017.
The event was organised by Merv Cooke, Alan Parkes and Richard Gardner. Andrew Wyatt was in charge of photography.
 
Richard’s Briefing
OUT ON THE COURSE
BACK IN THE CLUBHOUSE
THE CURRY
THE WINNERS
Top picture above – in 3rd place with 68 points were
Dave Watts, Martin Lane and Richard Gardner
 Bottom picture above – 2nd place with 69 points were
Steve Bonnett, Ian Desborough and Micky Williams who had to leave early
Winners picture above With 70 Points Steve King, Mike Gray and Russ Morgan

 

 

There is always friendly rivalry in our matches against the ladies, and this year was no different with much on course banter. After a splendid match both teams tuck into another excellent lunch.
 THE REWARD
 Captain Dave receives the magnificent Ilyas Akhtar Trophy from Mrs A herself
 Dave & Caz (ladies captain) swapping tales of their match before letting the teams know the match result.

 

This is the competition where the eldest Venerable is paired with the youngest and the next oldest is paired with the next youngest and so on, the format being foursomes Stableford. Thanks to Mervyn Cooke for organising the day, and to vice captain Bernard Brown for officiating.
THE COURSE
CLUBHOUSE FILLS UP WITH RETURNING VENS
THE WINNERS
Paul Kidman and Colin Edge winners with the Mike Jeffels Trophy.

They came in with a splendid round of 87 gross, 67 net.

 

 

A good turnout with 28 Venerables out on Cambs and Essex in murky conditions, playing to win prizes of wine and to enjoy Mrs A’s special curry.  The format was Texas Scramble with seven teams of four. Thanks to Merv Cooke and Bernard Brown for organising the day, to Mrs A for feeding us and to Andrew Wyatt for the photos. Also thanks to Dave Watts for making a splendid job of his captaincy tasks and for arranging Jim Dempster’s 9oth event.
THE GATHERING
ON THE COURSE
THE NOSH – curry for most, ham egg & chips for some and wine & cake for all.
THE WINNERS
Top – the Winners with 62.8 pts Tom Woods, Steve Truckle, Bernard Brown and Martin Foulger.  Bottom left – 2nd with 63.8  Dave Sephton, Graham Jarman, Ron Webster & Martin Lane. 3rd with 63.9 Cyril Harris, Neil Staples, David Baker & Mickey Breedon.
A BIRTHDAY OCCASION FOR JIM DEMPSTER OUR ELDEST VENERABLE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW CAPTAINS DRIVE IN
Vens Dave Watts and Ladies Caz Pamby
OLD CAPTAINS PUTT OFF
Vens Richard Gardner and Mens Dave Tomkins
VENERABLE PICS
L to R: Steve Bonnett (new Mens captain – also a Venerable), Dave, Richard and guess who I am.

 

 

A great day! Thirty nine Venerables played in the Cross Country competition and two more turned up for the Haleem. The weather was fine and the Haleem terrific. Pity those who hadn’t the taste for Mrs A’s splendid cuisine, but the plate of ham, egg and chips was a happy alternative. Many thanks to Mervyn Cooke with Bernard Brown for organising the golf, to Mrs A for the Haleem (many had 2nd helpings but two who shall not be named had 3), to Andrew Wyatt and Mickey Breedon for the photos and to Richard Gardner for presiding over us so well in this the last event of his reign.
THE COMPETITION
OUT ON THE ESSEX
IN FOR THE HALEEM
THE WINNING TEAMS
Top. First with 149: Mickey Breedon, Alan Blower and Tony Leigh. Lower left. Second with 152: Dave Sephton, Mike Gray and Leon Covington.  Lower Right with 152: Tony Eggs, Colin Edge and Ron Webster.
RICHARD’S FAREWELL EVENT – flanked by two vices